Having personally seen these sneakers just yesterday while I was in Kuala Lumpur for Dior’s F/W14 press presentation, I can safely say this. They are the oddest womens sneakers I’ve seen in a really long while, and while that might sound offensive, it’s not. Because it’s human nature to hate on something just because you aren’t familiar with it doesn’t mean it’s bad, it just means you need to be more open and get to know it better, which is what you’ll need to do with the Fusion Sneakers from Dior.
A combination of high couture and functional athleticism, they are as comfortable as they are beautiful, each pair a result of hours and hours of detailed craftsmanship, from the crafting of the rubber soles that are formed in the machine to the delicate embroidery that goes into each pair, embellished with tiny blooms before the sneaker is sewn together by hand.
Still not convinced? Have a look at the making-of video and see how they are put together from start to finish. Available in at least 5 different colour combinations, the sneakers should be available in Singapore come mid-July and retailing for SGD1600 a pair. Which might seem like a lot I know, but when you compare that to the amount of dedication that goes into each pair (and the comfort it would bring despite running around in them all day), it doesn’t seem that expensive at the end of the day.
Images & Video: Dior